by G. Coleman
Have you ever felt like your missing out on something but didn’t know what? Or maybe you’re currently feeling like you should be doing something more compelling or rewarding, but you just don’t know what it is? Don’t worry. I’ve been there myself and I still feel that way from time-to-time. Feeling uninspired is a normal and very common thing.
Making something out of nothing, getting things done and feeling good about ones self is all a matter of finding the right inspiration. Whenever I struggle to find the energy to get started on a project or follow through on a task, I can definitely feel a difference in my mind and body. I get sluggish. I then procrastinate and make excuses for not wanting to do the things that I really should be doing.
Other times, I’m just straight out feeling low, in a rut. Preoccupied by unproductive thoughts. When it gets like that, I rapidly loose the my natural desire to do the things I love to do. During those times I seem to have a knack for coming up with convincing reasons why I haven’t been exercising, spending time with family, socializing with friends or taking time out to enjoy life. Then it happens, I’m stuck, writers block! Days when I can’t think of anything to write are the worst. Self expression is important to me and writing is my catharsis.
I’ve come to the conclusion that feeling un-inspired is simply a matter of circumstance. Meaning if I change my circumstance, my situation and most importantly, I change what I am thinking about I subsequently change my mood. My energy returns, I start to find inspiration and I am able to push through the obstacles that were blocking me from enjoying the things I find rewarding in life.
My 3 tips for breaking through the lack of inspiration barrier.
1. Proper Nutrition: It seems like proper nutrition is the foundation of everything we do and experience in life. I’ve found that eating certain foods (nutritious meals) increases my mind power. Everyones nutritional needs are different so I’ll let you and your doctor figure out what’s best for you personally.
2. Basic actives: Try to change things up by incorporating new activities into your lifestyle. Go for walks with and without music. Free your mind from distractions. Try a new hobby or hobbies. Do some basic breathing exercises, try meditation, yoga or anything else that isn’t highly stressful for beginners. The key is be consistent. Adding a new routine to your day-to-day activities wills help to break up the monotony of what you were doing before.
3. Change your focus: Find a topic or a skill you want to learn more about or work on. Then create a low stress routine to help you develop a self inspired motivation for dedicating time to self improvement. Your new routine could be as easy as watching videos and taking notes on the topic or reading a book about the topic. Sometime just getting more involved is the easiest way to generate interest and the inspiration you need to break through a barrier that’s been holding you back.
The 3 tips listed above are not meant to solve all your problems. Instead, they’re more like a subtle call to take action. Feel encouraged and inspired to figure things out, get focused and commit to the goals you want to accomplish.